In his nearly 40 years at Dattner Architects, Bill has demonstrated steadfast advocacy for socially conscious and sustainable design. His devotion to architecture that uniquely responds to communities and that maintains vital connections to its urban context is exemplified by his distinguished record of public projects and professional leadership. Having led a wide range of affordable and supportive housing, education, recreation and transportation projects, Bill is particularly skilled at building consensus among stakeholders to resolve planning, design, budgetary and regulatory challenges.
He is an active board member of the Citizens Housing & Planning Council, an advisory board member of the NY Housing Conference, and has worked as a committee chair for the 2008 and 2014 NYC building code adoption efforts. He has served as both President of the Center for Architecture Foundation and Vice President of the AIA New York, and has taught at Pratt Institute. Bill is a recipient the City College of New York’s Architecture Alumni Career Achievement Award, where he received his Bachelors of Architecture.